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5 Things to Do During Your Trip to Mesquite Under the New Normal

The new normal has changed Mesquite slightly, but it still retains its status as one of the most charming and authentic Texas towns. Things look a little different, but there’s still no better place to experience an amazing weekend, afternoon, or week-long vacation. Whether you’re coming from out of state or just looking for a vacation destination near Dallas, there’s something here for everyone. From delicious local restaurants to unique shopping and family-friendly entertainment, Mesquite has adapted to the new normal and is ready for your visit.


Stop by an Event


There’s always something exciting happening in Mesquite. We host monthly events, some of which are free or are very affordable. There are festivals, classes, entertainment, holiday celebrations, and more! Check out our calendar for dates, descriptions, and important details regarding each one. We can’t wait to see you there.


Amazing Local Dining


What better way to experience a new town than with its local restaurants? Mesquite restaurants have socially distanced tables and some have outdoor seating. Come safely enjoy a taste of Texas’s best cuisine including barbeque, Mexican, Greek, and more. In this new normal, restaurants need support more than ever, so use your trip to try new things and help them out!


Shop Local


Just like our restaurants, Mesquite is home to a collection of amazing stores. If you’re looking for unique shops of all kinds, this is a must-visit Texas shopping destination. From an antique gallery to bookstores and comic shops, you’ll find amazing gifts and souvenirs to bring home to remind you of your time in Mesquite. Plus, you’ll be helping local businesses that will love your support. Take a look at what stores you can find here and start planning your shopping trip!


Enjoy the Outdoors


If you’re hesitant to enjoy indoor activities, there’s still so much to see outdoors in Mesquite! We have some fantastic parks and opportunities to enjoy the beautiful nature of the town. Check out Historic Mesquite or play a few rounds at Mesquite Golf Course. You can remain socially distant from others and see some of the best parts of town.


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